These monologues were written for my fourth graders, but they can be used by other older children as well. Each animal monologue gives an insight as to what it might be like to be that animal trying to survive in its environment. There are 9 different animal monologues included. The animals are: Giraffe, Arctic Fox, Gray Wolf, Galapagos Tortoise, Zebra, Monkey, Siberian Tiger, Chinchilla, and Rattlesnake. This activity helped many of my struggling readers gain confidence and enjoy reading. My skilled readers found it fun to put a voice to what they read. They all memorized their parts and performed them for the class. These monologues were later used in a play I used for my drama group. I combined what they learned in science with reading, and it gave them confidence you would not believe.